Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3893 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Official Film Of The 1989 World Alpine Ski Championship New York:Jalbert Productions, 1989 VHS50 min
4020 Alpine Video Becker, Marvin. producer Flame In The Snow Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 30 min
4145 Alpine Video Alf Engen, An American Ski Legend Salt Lake City, UT:Alf Engen Ski Museum, 1996 VHS
4272 Alpine Video Tibljas, Corey Downtime: A Two Plank Production Colorado:Privately Published, 2001 VHS37 min.
992 Nordic Video KQED-TV Ski Touring San Francisco, CA: KQED-TV, 1971 VHS29 min
3735 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Sense And Safety Springfield, MA: National Ski Areas Association, 1984 VHS20 min
3862 Alpine Video Nixon, Tim Gone Skiing Prior Lake, MN:MNTEX Entertainment, 1988 VHS30 min
3988 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. director Deadly Descent Unicorn Video, 1992 VHS85 min
4114 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Go Big!Skiing Extreme VI 1995 VHS60 min
4240 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott There's Something About McConkey Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 2000 VHS?DVD42
1087 Nordic Video Faster Race Skis With Torbjorn Karlsen Park City, UT:Nordic Equipment, Inc., 1996? VHS
3704 Alpine Video Behnke, William Charles Skiing Is For Everyone Chico, CA:Author, 1983 VHS17 min
3830 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Banff/Lake Louise & Sunshine Vill Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3957 Alpine Video Adams, Peter The Salute To American Women On Skis Reunion March 16, Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1991 VHS
4083 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures The White Room Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions,` 1994 VHS75 min
1056 Nordic Video NATO Revenge Of The Telemarkers Silver Spring, MD: North American Telemark Organiz 1989 VHS70 min.
3672 Alpine Video Gravity Sports Films The Rocky Powder Picture Show Salt Lake City, UT:Gravity Sports Films, Inc., 1980?
3798 Alpine Video Bogner, Willy Fire And Ice Beverly Hills, CA: Nelson Entertainment, 1987 VHS80 min
3925 Alpine Video ESPN Enterprises The Best Of Daredevil Skiing Briston, CT:ESPN Enterprises, 1990 VHS35 min.
4051 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America American Teaching System:Alpine Skiing, Volume I Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1993 VHS26 min